2016 - 2017

  Introduction to Oriental Chinese Philosophy  
Prof. Galia Patt ShamirGilman-humanities223 Mon1200-1400 Sem  1
University credit hours:  2.0

Course description
What is the way (dao) and where is it to be found and how does a search for way differ from the philosophical search for truth? In the course we will encounter various responses to these questions from philosophical perspectives that developed in China. In particular we will consider ideas regarding the way as ongoing movement, which necessitates change and transformation with no fixed essence.
Ideas that will be dealt with in the course include change, yin-yang, flowing qi, heat-mind, humanity, ritual, self cultivation, turning backwards, knowing not to know, inaction, in itself so.

The course will be concluded with a final exam.

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